Looking for a romantic, relaxing honeymoon? From first-class dining to revitalizing spa treatments, a cruise may be the answer.
A cruise can be a unique and amazing travel experience. Unlike most trips, cruising allows you to go to multiple ports and visit many destinations. They usually provide a relaxed vibe, and the food is often beyond amazing. With so many appealing options, it’s not surprising that a cruise can make for a fantastic and unforgettable honeymoon.
When it comes to cruise lines and destinations, there are a wealth of wonderful choices. We interviewed three popular lines to learn more about what they have to offer and the many perks of honeymoon cruises.
Disney Cruise Line
When one thinks of Disney, they may immediately think “family vacation,” but that’s not always the case. The newlywed experience on a Disney cruise provides the renowned quality, service and magic of a Disney vacation at sea, along with the relaxation and romance of a tropical honeymoon.
There are plenty of spaces — dining areas, bars, pools and more — reserved exclusively for adults on every Disney ship. Couples can indulge in those adults-only areas, enjoy luxurious spa treatments and unmatched entertainment, including movies and original Broadway-style stage shows.
Disney Cruise Line also offers plenty of port adventures at several world-class destinations. For those sailing out of Port Canaveral, Florida, the cruise also includes a day on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Here couples have the option to relax with a seaside massage, unwind in a private cabana or enjoy the secluded adults-only beach.
“For couples who are seeking honeymoon experiences that allow them to celebrate their unique love story and indulge in interests and passions that are special to them, Disney Cruise Line allows them to truly customize their experience around their specific interests. Whether they are seeking adventure or a relaxing getaway, there are numerous activities and experiences that cater to their interests and passions.” – Disney Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line
Among the best features of Carnival Cruise Line are its accessibility and variety. The company offers 17 North American homeports. That means there’s a close-to-home embarkation point for most, allowing for easy getaways to many destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Bahamas, Alaska, Hawaii, Cuba and others.
There are an abundance of amazing and romantic dinner options on Carnival ships, too. From steakhouse settings to the exquisite Chef’s Table, there is something to suit every taste. Honeymooners will certainly want to partake in a couples massage in the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa.
For those wanting to get a jump-start on the planning and costs, Carnival offers a convenient honeymoon registry. This allows couples to sign up for a variety of experiences on board and ask for them as wedding gifts.
“A Carnival cruise is a great honeymoon option, providing a fun, memorable and hassle-free option for a relaxing getaway with so much to see and do.” – Carnival Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
What are the three major benefits of a honeymoon cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line? Freedom, entertainment and cuisine.
Honeymooners will love the flexibility of Norwegian Cruises. They do not adhere to assigned dining or entertainment times, allowing for newlyweds to create their own trip at their own pace. Though there’s no set times for activities, there are plenty to choose from. They offer actual Broadway shows at sea including “Jersey Boys,” “Rock of Ages,” “Priscilla, Queen of The Desert,” “After Midnight” and “¡HAVANA!,” their newest Norwegian-exclusive show developed by Tony-winning director and choreographer Warren Carlyle. Lastly, what would an amazing cruise or honeymoon be without top-notch food? Aside from their ships’ dining rooms serving a variety of fare from all over the world, Norwegian is known for its specialty restaurants that offer guests an a-la-carte dining experience.
Other perks include honeymoon packages with everything from sparkling wine and strawberries to roses, and even an 8-by-10 portrait to remember the special occasion.
“Honeymoons are meant to be a celebration of the union of two loving people and should be a time of happiness and excitement for the newlyweds. Norwegian Cruise Line is the pioneer when it comes to cruising freedom, and we have perfected our operations to allow our guests to choose how they want to spend the vacation of their dreams.” – Norwegian Cruise Line